Welcome to Maxwell’s Speed Shop. I thought I would take a minute to share my thoughts on my tunes and also shed some light on how my friends and I have been building and racing our drag cars. Our own little FHRA, if you will.
I am much more of a hotrod kinda guy versus a supercar, import kinda guy. I truly appreciate all of it, just prefer the muscle, protouring style. Think Hotrod Power tour or that Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge. My paints and tunes are more that style.
I have come up with a set of “classes” that my friends and I use and so far the racing has been very fun and very competetive. Alot of the rules and setups end up falling under the honor system as I don’t think you can set restrictions as specific. That’s why it has always been between my good friends and people I know would stick to the builds.
1st off, some major, basic rules. ABSOLUTELY NO TRACTION CONTROL. That’s not part of drag racing as far as I am concerned. I prefer your standard fare as far as car choices, at least the goal is no AWD Stradales, but for the most part, our rules weed that sorta stuff out. Manual or manual with clutch. I know there’s a current thread at the moment about which is better, I don’t really have a preference. Just not auto. Last but not least, I am working on tuning and sharing my drag tunes for this so there will be some that can just be used, but if you build your own, please stick to the rules on the builds. Engine swaps are allowed as long as they don’t break rules as far as racing engines, aspiration or weight minimums.
First off, Class D and C “Street Stock” 10"(255 max) stock tire compound:
-NO 5.9 or RACING ENGINES
-Normal aspiration, no turbos, superchargers etc.
-STOCK SUSPENSION, weight reduction is allowed to minimum
-SPORT TRANSMISSION and RACE DIFF, the one that only has adjustment for final drive ONLY
-STOCK TIRE COMPOUND 255 max width, 10 inch tire Drive tire
-finish the build to max out the class either 400 for D or 500 for C. Some cars won’t make it all the way to max. Some cars will not even be usable, actally quite a few in these lower classes. These 2 classes are alot like D being that 16 yr old that just got his 1st car and thinks he’s fast. Then the C class is more a couple years down the line, a little more work in the car. A little more power. Then comes B Class, “Super Stock”.
Class B “Super Stock” 11.5"(295 max) sport tire compound:
- NO 5.9 or RACING ENGINES
-STOCK SUSPENSION, weight reduction allowed to minimum
-SPORT TRANSMISSION and RACE DIFF, final drive adjust only
-SPORT TIRE COMPOUND 295 max width, (11.6"I think)
-Finish build to B600 max. Do not use restricted parts or go under weight Alot of cars will not be able to make the full 600.
Class A “Pro Stock”
-NO 5.9 or RACING ENGINES
- ANY Aspiration
-ANY SIZE DRAG TIRE
-ANY TRANSMISSION and RACE DIFF
-Finish build to A700
Leaving us with S800, “Pro Mod”
-ANYTHING GOES, STAY ABOVE 1500lbs and at or BELOW S800
There ya have it. That’s what we have been racing. That’s what I have been building and tuning. I have alot already shared. As I learn and build more I will share more. At some point I will put up a list. Most cars have paint jobs that go with them as well. Thanks for reading if ya did, lol. Any feedback would be cool. I would love for forza to get a little more into their drag racing. Until they do I can at least have my little Forzaland Maxwell’s Speed Shop, lol!